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afterschoolspecial Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
AfterShock Seven Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
After the Crash Alternative, Pop, Rock
Against the World Metal | Hardcore
Agave Reggae & Ska, Rock
Agent 22 Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Agent 51 Country, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Aghori Metal | Hardcore
Agua Dulce Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Aimon Metal | Hardcore
Aja Alycean Country, Pop
A.J. Croce Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Aki Kharmicel Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
A.K. Skurgis Rock
Alaina Blair Acoustic, Country, Rock
Alan Iglesias & Crossfire: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan Covers | Standards
Alan Land Acoustic
Alan Lewis Silva Rock
Alan Silva Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Alan Silva & the Cosmic Originals Acoustic, Rock

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Local Music News

Switchfoot

Their surfing/concert film Fading West will make its TV debut October 4 via Palladia Viacom's Hi-Def Music Channel, with the DVD hitting shelves on October 14. A new Derec Dunn-directed music video for “When We Come Alive” is streaming online.

Jon Kanis

He formed an as-yet-unnamed Hollies tribute group with Liz Abbott and David Fleminger, with gigs being planned for later this year.

Irradio

They're at K Street Studios working on tracks like “Crooked Sand” and “Great Escape,” for a new album due in 2015 on local Blindspot Records.

Taz Taylor Band

The filmed their August 30 set in Bristol, England for a series of concert videos, with “Deja Voodoo” now streaming online.

Cleopatra Degher

Her music is showcased this month on NPR's World Cafe Next series, which has profiled other local up-and-comers like Tom Griesgraber, and she has a new video for “California Forest Fire,” directed by James L. Reid.

Death Valley Pizza

Ian Zalewski and Dennis Caplinger are heading to Oregon to record with San Diego's Duncan Moore on drums and Kim Deschamp of the Cowboy Junkies guesting on pedal steel.

Bill Ray

The busy drummer will be in L.A. on September 29, being interviewed for the TV show Unsung about his years playing in the Grammy Award-winning Ike Turner band Kings of Rhythm.

The Loons

The band is featured in a new book, Knights of Fuzz, detailing sixties-inspired bands including other locals like Shake Before Us, the Gravedigger V, the Morlocks, the Event, Tell-Tale Hearts, Manual Scan, and the Crawdaddys.

Long Live Logos

Their former singer/keyboardist, Danny Castro was sentenced to nine years and eight months in state prison, stemming from a felony DUI that caused a driver to lose her arm. It's the maximum term under the law, with the judge saying Castro lacks courage, character, and remorse.

Strawberry Alarm Clock

Randy Seol and company are back in the studio for the first time since 2012, recording new music with Robert Cowan and others.

Adam Lambert

The American Idol vet is substituting for Keith Urban during the show's Season 14 auditions at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Megadeth

Their first five Capitol Records will be issued on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S., including Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, So Far, So Good…So What!, Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction, and Youthanasia.

Josh Damigo

“Just Give Me a Call,” the lead single from his upcoming full-length I Will Be There (drops October 2 at House of Blues downtown), is now available online.

Sierra West

The 2014 SDMA Best Singer-Songwriter nominee just closed a deal to have her song “Hold Your Fire” included in an upcoming episode of ABC TV's Resurrection.

Tribal Theory

Their Mr.2Nite Fall Tour runs through the end of November, when they'll wrap up in Seattle, Washington with Hawaiian singer Anuhea.

Dave Mustaine

Megadeth cancelled their involvement in Motorhead's upcoming Motorboat cruise after frontman Dave Mustaine was told by his doctor to cancel all performances for the next two months, due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery.

Tom Waits

Director John Lamb launched a Kickstarter campaign to restore the animated short “Tom Waits For No One,” starring a rotoscoped Waits performing “The One That Got Away” in 1979 at Hollywood's La Brea Stage.

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